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Third Fantastic Beasts Film Gets Release Date
Posted by Megs

The third film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been given an official release date of November 12, 2021. It is the midway point of a five film series following the rise and fall of Gellert Grindelwald.

The news was announced today by Ron Sanders, President of Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment.

‘J.K. Rowling created an awe-inspiring universe that has captivated people of all ages, taking us on an extraordinary magical journey,’ he said. ‘Warner Bros. is so proud to be the cinematic home of the Wizarding World and is excited about the future of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise. We look forward to bringing the third chapter of the five-film series to audiences around the globe in November 2021.’

Toby Emmerich, Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group added, ‘We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series. We all believe this release date will give the filmmakers time and space to allow their artistry to truly flourish and deliver the best possible film to our fans.’

Production for the film isn’t set to begin until Spring 2020 so we have quite a ways to go before any other news is released.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald available for Pre-Order
Posted by Megs

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K on March 12, 2019 and is available for pre-order! It will be released Digitally on March 9th. 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray editions will include an extended cut with 7 extra minutes added to the film. They will also include:

  • J.K Rowling: A World Revealed
  • Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life
  • Distinctly Dumbledore
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt’s Menagerie
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Grindelwald’s Escape and the Ring of Fire
  • Deleted Scenes

The DVD will only have the “Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques” special feature.


Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Makers, Mysteries and Magic
Posted by Aimee Krenz

For a book lover such as myself, who insists on purchasing a physical book because the feel and smell of the pages are everything to a book nerd, experiencing an audio adventure from Audible Originals and Pottermore Publishing is something I would normally never do!

Whether it was the draw of the wizarding world or the engaging antics of narrator Dan Fogler, who portrays the loveable No-Maj Jacob Kowalski in the Fantastic Beasts film series, I absolutely fell in love with this audio documentary, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Makers, Mysteries and Magic. How magical is it that my first Audible experience is focused on the wizarding world I love so much?

Read on for Aimee’s full review of this behind-the-scenes audio documentary, recorded on the set of the movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

More Filed Under: Dan Fogler, Fantastic Beasts Films, Review, The Crimes of Grindelwald
LEGO Brings Fantastic Beasts Magic to London, Edinburgh and Cardiff with Seven Nifflers
Posted by Megs

To celebrate the launch of the latest film in the Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald, LEGO have created seven Nifflers made out of LEGO bricks and put them out for display across London, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Each Niffler has been created using more than 11,000 LEGO bricks, and weighing approximately 30kg each, measuring over 75cm tall!

To mark the 16th November release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ new big-adventure Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The LEGO Group has brought several mischievous LEGO® brick Nifflers – the furry treasure-hunters with a penchant for anything shiny from the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling – to real world locations in the U.K.
 
The LEGO brick Nifflers have caught causing mischief in U.K. locations to celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The Nifflers have been spotted near some of London’s best-known hot spots for treasure, including the infamous diamond district Hatton Garden; and the keeper of the Crown Jewels, The Tower of London; before finishing their tour at their LEGO home, Leicester Square Retail Store. 
 
Two more Nifflers also sought out shiny things in Edinburgh and Cardiff on the day of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald regional premieres on 13 November.
 
Each Niffler has been created using more than 11,000 LEGO bricks, and weighing approximately 30kg each, measuring over 75cm tall and requiring 60 man hours to build.

 “We wanted to inject some LEGO magic into the hearts of Wizarding World fans across the country, and what better way to celebrate the creativity and fun of LEGO bricks than to create mischievous Nifflers in brick form,” said Rory Unwin, Brand Manager for LEGO Wizarding World. “The reaction from the public has been fantastic, up and down the country – and we hope Wizarding World fans enjoy seeing them as much as we did building them!”

NIFFLERS – FACT-FILE:

  • Nifflers are long-snouted, burrowing creatures native to Britain with a penchant for anything shiny
  • Their special abilities are finding treasure and they have a pouch in their bellies where they hide their loot such as jewelry, coins or other sparkly objects 
  • The naughty LEGO brick Nifflers have been created by LEGO to celebrate the release of the new Fantastic Beasts film
  • The special LEGO Nifflers were created using more than 11,000 LEGO bricks each, and weighing approximately 30kg, measuring over 75cm tall and requiring 60 man hours to build
Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, LEGO Harry Potter, The Crimes of Grindelwald
Video – The Filmmakers Behind Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Featurette
Posted by Megs

Today IMAX has released a new Behind The Frame featurette featuring Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald director David Yates, producer David Hayman, Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law discussing why IMAX is the ideal format for bringing the Wizarding World to life. From the biggest screens to heart-pounding audio and an awe-inspiring picture, it is more fantastic in IMAX!

You want to be taken to another place and IMAX takes you there like no other format.” – Producer David Hayman

When you watch an event movie, you want to see it on the best screen you can.” – Director David Yates

“It’s somewhat out of body. It’s like you’re in the Wizarding World. I like the scale and the experience of watching everything on the massive screen.” – Actor Jude Law

The IMAX release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the Wizarding World themselves.

Watch the featurette below and make sure you get your tickets for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, out November 16th!

Filed Under: David Heyman, David Yates, Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts Films, Jude Law, The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Magic Continues: From Harry Potter to Fantastic Beasts Featurette
Posted by Megs

Warner Bros. has released another Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald video. The Magic Continues: From Harry Potter to Fantastic Beasts Featurette helps fans discover how Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is connected to the Harry Potter series.

Make sure you get your tickets for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, out November 16th!

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
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